Warren Spahn
Warren Edward Spahn
 
 
Born: April 23, 1921 in Buffalo, NY
Died: November 24, 2003 - 82 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'0" Wt: 172
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1973
- Signed by the Boston Bees as an Amateur Free Agent in 1940
- Served in the Army during World War II
- High School: South Park (Buffalo, NY)

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Warren Spahn
1942 - 1965
SP
100.1
Pl
WW2
 
7.8
-0.1
92.6
0.2
2 Robin Roberts
1948 - 1966
SP
86.0
Pl
WW2
 
3.4
-0.3
83.1
0.1
3 Don Drysdale
1956 - 1969
SP
67.2
Pl
 
5.9
0.1
61.2
0.1
4 Bob Feller
1936 - 1956
SP
63.6
Pl
WW2
 
-1.7
0.1
65.2
0.0
5 Hal Newhouser
1939 - 1955
SP
63.0
Pl
 
2.6
-0.0
60.4
-0.1
6 Early Wynn
1939 - 1963
SP
61.3
Pl
WW2
 
9.7
-0.1
51.6
-0.1
7 Jim Bunning
1955 - 1971
SP
59.4
Pl
 
-0.8
0.0
60.3
0.1
8 Whitey Ford
1950 - 1967
SP
57.4
Pl
KOR
 
3.7
-0.3
53.9
-0.1
9 Bucky Walters
1931 - 1950
SP
54.2
 
8.3
-0.1
46.4
0.4
10 Billy Pierce
1945 - 1964
SP
53.3
WW2
 
0.3
-0.0
53.0
-0.0
11 Larry Jackson
1955 - 1968
SP
52.2
 
-0.4
0.1
52.5
0.0
12 Dizzy Trout
1939 - 1957
SP
50.6
 
4.5
0.0
46.1
-0.0
13 Sandy Koufax
1955 - 1966
SP
49.0
Pl
 
-4.2
0.0
53.2
-0.0
14 Bob Lemon
1941 - 1958
SP
48.7
Pl
WW2
 
11.2
0.1
37.5
-0.0
15 Dutch Leonard
1933 - 1953
SP
48.6
 
-2.7
0.0
51.3
0.0
16 Bobo Newsom
1929 - 1953
SP
48.2
 
-3.5
0.0
51.7
0.1
17 Murry Dickson
1939 - 1959
SP
46.6
WW2
 
3.3
-0.2
43.5
-0.0
18 Milt Pappas
1957 - 1973
SP
44.5
 
-2.3
0.1
46.8
0.1
19 Schoolboy Rowe
1933 - 1949
SP
43.5
WW2
 
8.6
0.0
34.9
0.1
20 Curt Simmons
1947 - 1967
SP
43.4
MIL
 
0.8
-0.1
42.7
0.1
21 Ned Garver
1948 - 1961
SP
43.2
 
4.6
-0.1
38.7
-0.0
22 Harry Brecheen
1940 - 1953
SP
42.1
 
0.9
0.0
41.3
0.1
23 Claude Osteen
1957 - 1975
SP
41.6
 
4.6
0.1
37.0
0.0
24 Camilo Pascual
1954 - 1971
SP
41.2
 
3.7
-0.2
37.8
0.0
25 Bob Friend
1951 - 1966
SP
41.1
 
-5.8
-0.2
47.0
0.0
26 Virgil Trucks
1941 - 1958
SP
40.1
WW2
 
-2.0
-0.0
42.1
-0.1
27 Don Newcombe
1949 - 1960
SP
38.6
KOR
Y
 
9.3
-0.2
29.5
0.1
28 Bob Rush
1948 - 1960
SP
35.1
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.2
35.8
0.1
29 Bobby Shantz
1949 - 1964
SP
34.7
WW2
 
2.6
0.1
32.1
0.0
30 Howie Pollet
1941 - 1956
SP
34.6
WW2
 
0.6
-0.1
34.0
-0.0
31 Harvey Haddix
1952 - 1965
SP
33.7
KOR
 
4.0
-0.2
29.9
-0.0
32 Mort Cooper
1938 - 1949
SP
32.9
 
0.8
-0.1
32.2
0.0
33 Ed Lopat
1944 - 1955
SP
32.7
 
4.0
-0.0
28.7
-0.1
34 Vern Law
1950 - 1967
SP
32.7
 
6.6
-0.1
26.2
0.0
35 Johnny Antonelli
1948 - 1961
SP
31.9
KOR
 
1.0
-0.2
31.1
-0.0
36 Sal Maglie
1945 - 1958
SP
31.0
 
-3.4
-0.1
34.5
0.0
37 Frank Lary
1954 - 1965
SP
30.4
 
1.3
-0.1
29.2
-0.0
38 Ken Raffensberger
1939 - 1954
SP
30.4
WW2
 
-3.1
-0.0
33.5
0.1
39 Joe Nuxhall
1944 - 1966
SP
30.3
 
3.8
-0.2
26.6
-0.0
40 Preacher Roe
1938 - 1954
SP
30.1
 
-4.9
-0.0
35.1
0.1
41 Mike Garcia
1948 - 1961
SP
30.0
WW2
 
-0.5
-0.0
30.4
-0.1
42 Johnny Sain
1942 - 1955
SP
30.0
WW2
 
4.6
-0.0
25.4
0.0
43 Johnny Podres
1953 - 1969
SP
30.0
 
1.8
-0.1
28.2
-0.0
44 Max Lanier
1938 - 1953
SP
29.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
30.1
-0.0
45 Lew Burdette
1950 - 1967
SP
28.9
 
3.4
-0.2
25.8
-0.0
46 Mel Parnell
1947 - 1956
SP
27.5
WW2
 
0.0
0.0
27.4
-0.0
47 Rip Sewell
1932 - 1949
SP
27.0
 
2.0
-0.1
25.0
-0.1
48 Fred Hutchinson
1939 - 1953
SP
26.5
WW2
 
5.8
-0.0
20.7
-0.1
49 Ewell Blackwell
1942 - 1955
SP
26.1
WW2
 
-0.6
-0.0
26.8
0.0
50 Joe Dobson
1939 - 1954
SP
26.0
WW2
 
-1.6
0.1
27.5
0.0
51 Allie Reynolds
1942 - 1954
SP
25.9
 
-0.1
-0.0
26.0
-0.1
52 Johnny Vander Meer
1937 - 1951
SP
25.6
WW2
 
-1.4
-0.1
27.0
-0.0
53 Steve Gromek
1941 - 1957
SP
25.1
 
2.5
0.0
22.5
-0.0
54 Nels Potter
1936 - 1949
SP
24.8
 
2.0
0.0
22.8
0.0
55 Tiny Bonham
1940 - 1949
SP
23.6
 
-0.9
0.0
24.5
0.0
56 Don Mossi
1954 - 1965
SP
23.5
 
1.1
-0.2
22.5
-0.1
57 Tex Hughson
1941 - 1949
SP
23.5
WW2
 
-2.2
0.0
25.7
-0.0
58 Dick Donovan
1950 - 1965
SP
23.4
 
2.7
-0.2
20.8
-0.1
59 Bob Purkey
1954 - 1966
SP
23.0
 
-1.9
-0.0
24.9
-0.0
60 Johnny Schmitz
1941 - 1956
SP
22.4
WW2
 
-2.0
0.0
24.5
0.0
61 Pedro Ramos
1955 - 1970
SP
22.3
 
0.1
-0.2
22.4
-0.1
62 Denny Galehouse
1934 - 1949
SP
22.0
WW2
 
-3.7
0.1
25.7
0.1
63 Stan Williams
1958 - 1972
SP
22.0
 
-1.4
-0.2
23.5
-0.1
64 Billy O'Dell
1954 - 1967
SP
21.9
 
-0.6
0.1
22.4
0.1
65 Bob Buhl
1953 - 1967
SP
21.7
KOR
 
-6.1
-0.1
27.9
0.1
66 Mudcat Grant
1958 - 1971
SP
21.6
 
2.5
-0.3
19.4
-0.1
67 Larry Jansen
1947 - 1956
SP
21.4
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.1
23.0
0.1
68 Bill Monbouquette
1958 - 1968
SP
20.6
 
-1.7
-0.3
22.5
-0.1
69 Billy Hoeft
1952 - 1966
SP
20.5
 
3.7
-0.0
16.9
-0.0
70 Frank Sullivan
1953 - 1963
SP
20.5
 
-2.4
-0.1
22.8
-0.1
71 Dick Ellsworth
1958 - 1971
SP
20.1
 
-3.2
0.1
23.3
0.0
72 Juan Pizarro
1957 - 1974
SP
19.7
 
3.6
-0.2
16.2
-0.0
73 Jim O'Toole
1958 - 1967
SP
19.2
 
-2.3
0.1
21.4
0.1
74 Mickey McDermott
1948 - 1961
SP
18.9
 
5.2
-0.0
13.8
0.0
75 Ray Herbert
1950 - 1966
SP
18.9
 
2.7
-0.1
16.3
0.0
76 Paul Minner
1946 - 1956
SP
18.8
WW2
 
2.7
-0.1
16.2
0.0
77 Al Benton
1934 - 1952
SP
18.5
WW2
 
-5.9
0.0
24.4
0.0
78 Jack Sanford
1956 - 1967
SP
18.5
 
0.9
-0.1
17.6
-0.0
79 Don Larsen
1953 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
6.2
0.0
12.3
-0.0
80 Bob Shaw
1957 - 1967
SP
18.4
 
-0.6
0.1
19.1
0.1
81 Mike McCormick
1956 - 1971
SP
18.4
 
1.3
0.0
17.2
0.0
82 Ken Johnson
1958 - 1970
SP
18.0
 
-2.4
0.2
20.4
0.1
83 Harry Gumbert
1935 - 1950
SP
17.9
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
18.2
-0.0
84 Sam Jones
1951 - 1964
SP
17.9
Y
 
-1.9
-0.2
20.0
-0.0
85 Hank Aguirre
1955 - 1970
SP
17.9
 
-3.0
-0.2
21.0
-0.1
86 Hal Brown
1951 - 1964
SP
17.8
WW2
 
0.9
-0.0
17.0
0.0
87 Kirby Higbe
1937 - 1950
SP
17.8
WW2
 
-1.8
-0.1
19.5
-0.0
88 Bob Porterfield
1948 - 1959
SP
17.6
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
17.0
-0.0
89 Mickey Haefner
1943 - 1950
SP
17.3
 
1.7
-0.0
15.7
-0.0
90 Gene Conley
1952 - 1963
SP
17.0
 
1.5
-0.2
15.7
-0.0
91 Don Cardwell
1957 - 1970
SP
16.8
 
-0.2
0.2
17.0
0.1
92 Vic Raschi
1946 - 1955
SP
16.8
WW2
 
0.2
0.0
16.6
-0.0
93 Gary Bell
1958 - 1969
SP
16.2
 
2.1
-0.4
14.4
-0.2
94 Jim Hearn
1947 - 1959
SP
16.0
WW2
 
-1.2
-0.2
17.4
-0.1
95 Hank Borowy
1942 - 1951
SP
15.9
WW2
 
0.2
0.0
15.7
0.0
96 Red Munger
1943 - 1956
SP
15.4
WW2
 
-0.3
-0.1
15.7
-0.0
97 Jack Harshman
1948 - 1960
SP
15.1
WW2
 
3.7
-0.1
11.4
-0.1
98 Sid Hudson
1940 - 1954
SP
14.9
WW2
 
1.7
0.0
13.2
-0.0
99 Vinegar Bend Mizell
1952 - 1962
SP
14.9
 
-2.7
-0.1
17.7
0.0
100 Dave Koslo
1941 - 1955
SP
14.9
WW2
 
-2.7
-0.1
17.6
-0.0
 
  Warren Spahn
1942 - 1965
SP
100.1
Pl
WW2
 
7.8
-0.1
92.6
0.2
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